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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the same storage medium.

This collection is meant to be a deep storage archive of these sets of files and data, fused together as originally acquired from efforts to preserve them. Sometimes the files ran together on a bulletin board system, while others are collections of images disks or cassettes that were in the possession of one person.

The ideal situation would be a legion of curated displays and presentation of this data to an audience, or as fully-described datasets for the purposes of research and historical knowledge. Over time, these collections may find new iterations as such museum pieces and study aids, but for now they are gathered groups of information, awaiting the computer history equivalent of "crate diggers" going through "the stacks" to find precious forgotten history.

Researchers will also want to visit TOSEC, the Old School Emulation Center collection, and the gathered collection of FTP Sites at the FTP Site Boneyeard.

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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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2014 mirror of the VETUSWARE.COM Abandonware Collection.
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
software
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A collection of various cracked or duplicated Apple II disks from the collection of the Glitch - transferred using early Apple Disk Transfer predecessor. Mostly .DSK format, with a number of dormant project files included.
Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive
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This is a grab of all of the files from AOL's file libraries in the 7000-7099 range. Grab was done in September 2014. Below is a list of the file libraries included: Business Library Exotic Cars Graffiti Board Download Library Health, Phys. Ed, & Rec. Library Human Sexuality Library Live at the Crazy Horse Giffs Marathon Photos McLaughlin Speaks Modern Rock Live GIFS Modern Rock Live Sound Bites Multimedia Tools Noises Physics_Astronomy Library Pictures Pulp Fiction GIFS Reuters Graphics Sl...
Topics: aol, archiveteam, aol files
Mirror of BOOKCASE.COM, an old software collection.
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from xxxx-xx99. A listing of the file libraries is below: 800-FLOWERS Product Photos Antiques & Classics Library Big Bands_Swing BSC Photos & Information Classical_Symphony Country Music Clips (A) Elle Main Library Examples and Images General Uploading II Highlander The Final Dimension Macromedia Info Center Main Photo Library Military Library Nell On Computers Software Library Online Publications Rock 70s (A-C) Rock & Roll 80s (A-B) Science...
Topics: aol. archiveteam, aol files
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from 7200-7299. Problem files are listed in the text file included. A listing of the file libraries is below: ABC - Guest Souvenirs Best of Macworld Big Twin Library CD-ROM ExpressNet Download Library Gallery Party Photos Chatterless Home Main Library Intel Kitchen Library Macworld Education Macworld Entertainment Macworld Feature Graphics Macworld Fonts Macworld Graphics Macworld Newton Macworld New Uploads Macworld PowerBook Macworld Sounds Macworld...
Topics: aol. archiveteam, aol files, aol protocol
This is a grab of the AOL file libraries from xxxx-xx99. A listing of the file libraries is below: Business Week Graveyard Archives I Immortal Beloved Legends of the Fall Little Women Macworld Transcript Library MED - Health Recent Newrooms Guides Server Apps
Topics: aol. archiveteam, aol files
This is a grab of all of the files from AOL's file libraries in the 7000-7100 range. Grab was done in September/October 2014. Below is a list of the file libraries included: Access Calculator Conference Archives Current Caption-the-Cartoon Folder Archives Food & Wine Fool Portfolio Updates IVI Publishing Lottery & Gaming Mobile Office Exec. Intelligence Multimedia Presenter Library Personnel Managers PIMs & Contact Managers Tribune Sports Graphics Library X-files holder
Topics: aol, archiveteam, aol files